A very amusing episode, the pilot introduces everything the show is now used to:
-> the family and its hilarious characters
-> the narrator/storyteller of the show who inputs his own opinions occasionally
-> George Bluth in trouble with the law
The plot is very well conceived and shows just how his family can get on Michael's nerves and just how stupid the family is (George thinking a husband and wife can't go to prison for the same crime, Gob wanting to be a magician, Tobias confusing gays for pirates...)
Overall, this episode introduces the characters extremely well thanks to the narration and starts the emmy award winning series it would become.